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Street performance by Syrians in Lebanon opens wounds

SAADNAYEL, Lebanon – The small crowd broke out in giggles when a young male actor, dressed in a towel and a wig, strutted around the dusty open market in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley during a street performance. He was portraying a Syrian woman coquettishly complaining of…

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Thursday’s Games

Thursday’s GamesCFLHamilton 42 Toronto 20—MLBAmerican LeagueDetroit 5 Seattle 4 (10 innings)Boston 8 Chicago White Sox 7 (10 innings)Oakland 5 L.A. Angels 4–National LeagueSan Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 3Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 2Atlanta 4 N.Y. Mets 3San Diego 7 Cincinnati 4Arizona 7 Colorado 6–InterleaguePhiladelphia 7 Minnesota 3—…

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Canada earns win at Beach Continental Cup Final

Canada opened its quest for a second berth in the men’s Olympic beach volleyball competition with a sweep of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday at the NORCECA Continental Cup.Two Canadian teams beat the U.S. Virgin Islands in three straight matches to take the best-of-five…

Mother takes stand at sentencing hearing

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A weeping mother convicted in the death of her son told a sentencing hearing Thursday that losing her toddler was the worst day of her life.Collet Stephan, 36, and David Stephan, 33, were convicted in April of failing to provide the necessaries…

Ticats spoil Argos’ party at BMO field

TORONTO – Jeremiah Masoli and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats spoiled the party Thursday night.Masoli threw three touchdown passes as the Ticats crushed Toronto 42-20 in the Argonauts’ official BMO Field debut. Masoli finished 27-of-37 passing for 318 yards as Hamilton was an unruly guest at its…

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Western wildfires still rage, but some progress being made

LOS ANGELES – Firefighters battling fires raging through Western states are contending with weather and human interference, but some progress is being made. The following is a look at noteworthy fires Thursday:CALIFORNIAA wildfire broke out Thursday and exploded in size, consuming at least 50 to…